Jackie Cocker

Important Update!

Following the announcement by The Prime Minister that primary schools may open by 1 June (with Early Years children, Y1 and Y6 students initially) we will be reviewing the guidance issued by the DfE, liaising with schools, staff & other stakeholders to establish what services can be safely provided. A full update for parents and…
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Therapeutic play is freedom!

One of the children that attended therapeutic play recently has told Kickstart facilitator Jackie, that it “allows freedom of thought”. Each session is child-led and very individual, however a toy that is used commonly by many is the bricks. Whether it is lego, duplo or mega-blocks doesn’t matter: free construction offers free thinking, free movement…
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Practicing NVC at Smart Choices

The challenge at Smart Choices this week was to understand and practice non-verbal communication. Some children found this harder than others as you might imagine. As it was World Book Day, there was a visit from Mr Bean, Harry Potter and Steve from Minecraft at Smart Choices. Following explanations and discussions, the children made a…
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Barton Moss Sport’s

At Barton Moss the pupils have been working incredibly hard in their Physical Education Lesson, with some years focusing on striking and fielding and others working on Athletics.  Last week the school competed in the termly inter house competition, with 2 members of  each class being recognised for their incredibly attitude and team work skills….
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